Vola Guitars Vasti KJM - Gear Spotlight

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Vola Vasti KJM J1

​Vola Guitars and Kaspar Jalily have teamed up to design a guitar that he can use for his solo projects but also something that he can use for all the different styles of session work and live performances that Kaspar is involved with. The Vola Vasti KJM J1 has an array of features that is worth checking out.

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$1829

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